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Grafeneck Castle Extermination Institution

Between 1939 and 1940, 9.839 mental patients were gassed in Grafeneck castle.

The killings began in January 1940 in the first gas chamber of Nazi-Germany. The institution was closed in December 1940 and its personal tranferred to Hadamar.

The castle today:
Today it is possible to visit a documentation centre and memorial place within Grafeneck castle.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

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  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: Koos Winkelman